FIRST DIGITAL FARM IN SERBIA AND THE REGION
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The Digital Farm is an innovative and unique facility which aims to support the digital transformation of agriculture in Serbia, the region and in Europe. BioSense Institute, the European Center of Excellence for advanced technologies in sustainable agriculture and food safety, has created the Digital Farm within project ANTARES as an open air show-room where innovative AgTech solutions will be presented and implemented on a real-life production farm, to allow farmers to see, test and assess them in real-world settings.
The digital farm will allow farmers from Serbia to learn more firsthand about the opportunities provided by digitization and new technologies in every segment of crop production: from soil preparation, management zones, sowing, irrigation, fertilization and protection of plants, to the crop harvest and preparatory activities for the next season.
The digital farm is located in the fields of the commercial producer Krivaja d.o.o. which implements modern digital technologies in agriculture production : sensors, drones, robots, satellites, modern agricultural machinery, etc.
During the Digital Farm Open Days, visitors will be able to see how novel technologies make agricultural production more efficient at each production stage – by reducing production costs and by saving resources (seeds, fertilizers, water, human resources), but also as means of reducing risks caused by weather conditions, and, finally, how new technologies and approaches lead to increase of crop yield. At the Digital Farm, visitors will have the opportunity to test different equipment and machinery used for precision agriculture in direct contact with farmers who already use the latest equipment in their work, but also they will have the opportunity to learn more about new technologies from BioSense researchers and talk about challenges they are facing in order to jointly find solutions.
Apart from the physical part of the Digital Farm, where various novel devices, equipment and machinery is at display, Digital Farm also has its virtual part – AgroSens platform based on data collected from satellites, drones, robots, various sensors and meteorological stations, enables the monitoring of crop conditions and planning of agricultural activities, using a mobile phone or computer. Basic platform services are available free of charge at www.agrosens.rs, and the platform is regularly updated as soon new services become available, such as land analysis services, advices by agronomists or drone scanning scheduling. During the Open days, farmers will get a chance to learn more about how to use services provided by AgroSense platform, but also to state their ideas what would be useful to have in the future.
BioSense Institute plans to open a series of Digital Farms across Serbia, dedicated to various aspects of agricultural production – vegetable farming, fruit growing, cattle breeding, etc.
Digital farm consists of two parts:
Physical part, where many smart machines, tools and devices for precision agriculture are installed and fully operational in the real production environment – in the fields of the company Krivaja d.o.o.
Virtual part, AgroSens digital platform, using data collected from satellites, drones, robots, various sensors and meteorological stations, enables the monitoring of crop conditions and planning of agricultural activities, using a mobile phone or computer.
DIGITAL FARM OPEN DAYS
Exchange of experiences with producers who use precision agriculture in their everyday work.
Start: 10:00 AM
- April 27, 2018: LoRa system for communication with sensors and meteorological stations – continuous monitoring of the field conditions
- May 25, 2018: Variable fertilizer – reducing fertilizer consumption and increasing crop yield
- June 29, 2018: Satellite images in agriculture – detailed insight into the crops’ wellbeing
- July 27, 2018: Soil moisture sensors and irrigation systems – choosing the right moment for irrigation
- August 31, 2018: Drones in agriculture – maps for variable fertilization and yield assessment
- September 28, 2018: Yield monitors and grain moisture sensor – yield mapping, performance evaluation and recommendations for the next season
- October 26, 2018: Probe for measuring electromagnetic conductivity of the soil – management zone
AgroSens info day – each indicated date starting from 10:00 to 12:00 hours – support to AgroSens digital platform users, discussion and exchange of experiences.
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Location: Krivaja d.o.o
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